CJ Reynolds
High School Literature Teacher, Philadelphia School District

CJ Reynolds teaches high school literature and The History of Hip-Hop in West Philadelphia. He is the author of Teach Your Class Off: The Real Rap Guide to Teaching. CJ is also the creator of the YouTube channel Real Rap with Reynolds. His book and YouTube channel are aimed at giving viewers an authentic glimpse into what it looks like to teach high school in the inner city, while at the same time helping new and veteran teachers be the teacher they always dreamed of being. As an educator, CJ's bare-bones teaching philosophy is simple—in the classroom “relationships are king” and the job of a teacher is “always only ever about the students.”

CJ Reynolds teaches high school literature and The History of Hip-Hop in West Philadelphia. He is the author of Teach Your Class Off: The Real Rap Guide to Teaching. CJ is also the creator of the YouTube channel Real Rap with Reynolds. His book and YouTube channel are aimed at giving viewers an authentic glimpse into what it looks like to teach high school in the inner city, while at the same time helping new and veteran teachers be the teacher they always dreamed of being. As an educator, CJ's bare-bones teaching philosophy is simple—in the classroom “relationships are king” and the job of a teacher is “always only ever about the students.”